Airplane Veered Off The Left Side Of The Runway Into Grass And Impacted A Chain Link Fence

Location: Forrest City, AR Accident Number: CEN22LA024
Date & Time: October 31, 2021, 09:37 Local Registration: N6713G
Aircraft: Cessna 150L Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On October 31, 2021, about 0937 central standard time., a Cessna 150L, N6713G, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Forrest City Arkansas. The pilot sustained fatal injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the passenger, the pilot landed the airplane on runway 36. After touchdown, the pilot asked the passenger if he was on the rudder pedals. The passenger responded that he was not on the rudder pedals. The pilot then said to the passenger that he could not slow down the airplane. The airplane veered off the left side of the runway into grass and impacted a chain link fence line that was parallel to the runway. The pilot was ejected from the airplane and the passenger exited with minor injuries. The pilot was transported to a hospital and later died from his injuries.

Examination of the accident site revealed 3 tire marks in the grass that corresponded to the landing gear tires of the airplane. The marks were leading from the left side of the runway toward a fence line. Several of the vertical fence posts showed contact marks with the airplane. The airplane came to rest upright against the fence line.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, the airplane did not have a current registration on file, and no logbooks were located.